28 April 2009

If You Build It, They Will Come

Now that's a quote from "Fields of Dreams" and it has often been applied to blogging. I encountered one person in a certain forum who is very new to this whole blogging phenomenon. He asked a question as to why is his blog still not getting many traffic (I'm not sure what is his standard of the word 'many') considering that his blog is already 3 months' old.

Three months, do you guys think that is already a good enough time to expect much from a blog? In my opinion it's not enough. And I don't know the details of this fellow's blogging habits but I'm sure that the reason why he is not satisfied is because he set quite a high standard on his blog. His goal might be too hard to reach. Perhaps he's already expecting thousands of regular visitors. But at 3 months, I'd really say dream on.

There is so much work to be done with a blog especially if you expect to earn from it. Number one would be posting valuable content on a regular basis. Valuable content because what good is a blog if all that can be read on it are pure trash? And posting on a regular basis is important because if you fail to update your blog, you will lose your visitors.

That's just my two cents on this blogging topic.



Melissa said...

I agree with you, three months is not a long time. I do not think people realize how much work it is to get a blog promoted, especially if you do not want to spend money to advertise. It is a work in progress, and I see your blog already has a page rank, after three months, so you are going in the right direction.

betchai said...

i agree, i think we can get a lot more visitors when we already have more to offer, and unless we post so many searchable materials in 3 months, then, maybe. but like me, i can hardly post everyday not even every other day, and maybe not even 3x a week, i hope i can do more, but i can't. ahh, i started my blog a little more than a week ago, but that was before my schedule became hectic, now, i am wondering if where am i?

Pete said...

Hi, I am trying to learn how to increase my traffic to my blog and to get the search engines to notice it also. Any suggestions?

I post about 5 times a week, and my blog is now almost 2 months old.